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Welcome to the History Program at IU Southeast. History is the investigation of change and continuity in human societies over time. Historical study aims to understand the past in order to better understand the present. Studying history creates a trained habit of thinking in the long term and integrating a multi-disciplinary approach to the past by studying politics, society, the economy, arts, and other intellectual and cultural facets of the human experience. History is both a study of humanities and a social science. It addresses the study of individuals and the broader society, teaching you to shift your focus back and forth between the two, evaluating issues in context.

The skills and knowledge acquired in the History major at IU Southeast prepare students for success. Like other liberal arts disciplines, history sharpens your ability to think critically, argue logically, conduct research, analyze data, and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. The coursework in history is excellent preparation for entering the professional world or graduate school.

The History Program has an outstanding faculty with years of teaching experience and research expertise in the history of the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. We are committed to student success and pride ourselves in the quality of our work and our dedication to excellence in our program. History classes at IU Southeast are generally small and students will benefit from close mentorship.

The IUS History Program supports the IUS Institute for Local and Oral History. The institute promotes the study and practice of local and oral history including by offering workshops on how to conduct oral histories, encouraging student internships at local historical organizations, and sponsoring a speakers series on campus. For more information, visit the Local and Oral History website.

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IU Southeast to hold full-scale active shooter exercise on July 26

IU Southeast to hold full-scale active shooter exercise on July 26

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Bernadette Jessie and Lisa Russell are newest FACET inductees from IU Southeast

Bernadette Jessie and Lisa Russell are newest FACET inductees from IU Southeast

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IU Southeast receives grant to microfilm, digitize issues of student newspaper

IU Southeast receives grant to microfilm, digitize issues of student newspaper

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Kirk Randolph honoree in this year’s Forty Under 40

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Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project

Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project

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Dean Joe Wert elected co-chair of IU University Faculty Council

Dean Joe Wert elected co-chair of IU University Faculty Council

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IU Southeast a supportive presence at inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

IU Southeast a supportive presence at inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

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IU Southeast to sponsor, participate in inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

IU Southeast to sponsor, participate in inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

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